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Mrs Gibbs is our class teacher.

She will be supported by Mrs Robertson and Mrs Hill who will work across Year 4.


Just like squirrels our class are inquisitive, determined and hardworking.

On this page you will find notices, photos and fantastic work that we think should be celebrated with you at home!


Join us fellow explorers on Monday 9th September where we will begin our journey deep into the Rainforests. We have two exciting days planned to immerse the children into our Rainforest study. Don't forget your compass and binoculars!!


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Fantastic Creatures

Our topic this half term will focus on Rainforests and the plants and animals which live there. We will learn about the different  layers of the Rainforest and think about the specific location and climate for growth.


 In Science we will be looking at


We will look at how living things are grouped.  Then we will look at our local habitat and try to identify different living things found within it.   

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In Guided Reading we will be reading the book

The Explorer

by Katherine Rundell



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What predictions can you make about this book from the cover and blurb?




This term we are beginning with non-chronological report writing based on the Rainforest. We will then move on to look at persuasive writing surrounding current issues in the Amazon Rainforest.


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We will begin this term by recapping techniques for the four operations. To help at home, please continue to work on mental addition and subtraction of smaller numbers, and continue to learn the times tables along with the corresponding division facts.


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Useful Information


- PE Kit

Squirrels will need to ensure that their PE kits are in school on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please ensure that items of clothing are clearly labelled.




Times Table sheets will be sent home every Monday to support practice at home. Times Tables tests will take place on Fridays.


Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and tested the following Monday.


Topic homework will be sent home in the style of a grid to be completed across the half term with the intention that each child aims to achieve at least 30 points for the half term.




Children have access to the library and an accelerated reader book which needs to be into school every day to use in allocated reading time.  Learning journals have also been issued so children can record the books they are reading as well as offering space for comments to be made when reading occurs at home.  These too should be in school, on the children's tables each day.

We encourage all children to read as much as possible and encourage them to achieve 100% in the quizzes completed based upon the books.